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C. B. HALE, Publisher
STORY OF THE WEEK
NEWS OF THE WOULD BOILED
DOWN FOR BUSY READERS.
NEWS FROM HOIVIEAHDABROAD
Doings of the Busy World Which May
be Read In a Few Moments. Na-
tlonal and World-wide Events
An explosion of natural gns wrecked
tho plant of the Tuna Valley ProaBod
Brick company at Lewis Hun, Pa.
Tho railroads of Virginia wcro re
fused tho right to appeal to tho state
Hiipremo court of appealB In the 2-cent
Tho Panama-United States treaty
was ratified by the assembly and was
signed immediately by President
Obaldla of Panama.
Word was received to tho effect
that the llrltlsh Hteamer Alnmcro is a
total wreck off Abaca, Bahamas. No
particulars wero given.
Tho Comet Motor company of Mon
treal lost forty automobiles In a lire
which destroyed their fnctory and
warehouse. Loss, $130,000.
Whltelaw Reld, tho American am
bassador, left London for Windsor on
n two days' visit to King Edward.
This Is tho longest visit tho ambassa
dor has yet paid at tho royal palace,
tho usual Invitation being to "dlno
There is reason to believe that tho
crisis in tho international naval con
ference, which has been in session
in London since last month, is over.
Tho North American company of
New York declared quarterly divi
dends of VA per cent. Tho previous
dividend wus li per cent and was
paid September 2, 11)07.
V. I. Tlmlraizeff has been re
appointed to the post of minister or
commorco at St. Petersburg, replac
ing Ivan Shipoff, who bus been mndo
n councillor or state. The change
does not mean any ultcratlon in tho
policy of tho cabinet.
Thero 1b no truth in the report pub
lished In the United States that forty
ilvo persons hud been killed in a rail
road wreck in Gallcla. Tho origin
of the report is fouud in a minor col
lision near Chrzacow, In .which two
trainmen wero injured.
Tho reports received several dnyd
ngo from Caracas, declaring that the
bubonic plague had reappeared there,
are without foundation. Tho stories
wero spread by several hotol keepers
who desired to discredit a competitor
In whoso house a man had died.
To porto has instructed tho Turk
ish, agent at Sofia to deny absolutely
tho intention attributed to Turkey to
iieizo strategic points in Bulgaria and
to assuro the Uuliiarlnn movement
that Turkey is sincerely desirous of
a pacific settlement of outstanding
Tho rupture of diplomatic relations
between Chile and Peru, signalized by
the withdrawal of Senor .1. M. Echln
quo, the Chilean minister nt Limn,
hna aroused more or less oxcltcment,
and tho old anlmoalties between the
two countries dating back to tho war
of 1879 and the consequent operation
or tno Peruvian provinces of Tacna
and Arlca by Chile have, to a certain
liieasuro hin vnvlv.wi i i.. ,inni ..,.
measure, been revived. It is declared
thnt the Chilean squadron undor Ad
miral Wilson, now In tho strait of
Magellan had been ordered north.
Tho Prussian diet voted down va
rious motions favoring electoral re-
Honjnmln Guggenheim was elected
president of tho International Steam
Pump compnny, succeeding John W.
Three men were killed and ton
others injured, three perhaps fatally,
in a coal inlno accident at Piedmont.
Captain Alexis Keolor, inspector or
customs nnd sergeant-at-arms or nino
consocutivo republican national con
ventions, died nt his homo at Colum
bus, Ohio, of heart trouble, uged 78
For the first time in tho history of
tho United States circuit court or
appeals sitting nt Now Orleans, argu
ment in a case was presented by a
woman. The nttornoy was Mrs. Jeu
Bio Benedict Gessner of New Orleans
who represented a party to a civil
nult arising In tho eastern district of
E. J. Smith, former cashier of tho
defunct bank of Hockford, Colorado,
tho president of which Is now serving
a penitentiary term, wns sontence to
from three to four years in tho ponl
tentinry on a ehargo of rocolviug do
posits after knowing tho bank to bo
Executors or tho lato John V. Far
well filed an inventory or the estate,
which shows $8,000,000 worth of per
President Roosevelt has appllo.l to
tho iielginn government for a hunt
ing permit In Belgian torritory in
Governor Patterson, of Tennessee,
l'as vetoed tho state-wido prohibition
bill recently passed by the leglBlaturo
of that state.
A macaroni factory nt Scranton, Pa.,
vns blown up by a black hand gang,
seven Italians being under nrreBt
charged with tho crime.
Flags wero displayed nt Potsdam
Tuesday in honor of tho twenty
second birthday of Prlnco August, tho
fourth son of Emperor William nnd
ono of tho most populnr members of
tho imperial family.
Although n coroner's Jury somo
weeks ngo returned n verdict of acci
dental death in tho ense of Mrs.
Frank D. Campbell, who was found
asphyxiated In tho bathroom of her
homo in Chicago, a warrant charging
murder was sworn out for her hus
band. Campbell, a salcsmnn, is Bald
to bo in Qalcsburg, Illinois.
Major John Powell Hnlns, pay
mnster In tho army and brother of th
mnn charged with the murder of Wil
liam E. Annls, has boon transferred to
San Francisco. Tho transfer order,
which awaiting Major Halns upon hlH
return from tho trial of his brother,
T. Jenkins Halns, is said to bo merely
in pursuanco of nrmy routine.
Frnnk Denton, n barber whose
homo 1b at Taylorville, Illinois, nnd
who stabbed nnd instantly killed
Jnmes Hyan, a bollormnker on August
3 last, was sentenced to tho insano
nBylum at Uartonvlllo by a Jury. Tho
trial has boon a long nnd bitter ono
and tho strong insanity plea mndo
by tho defense saved tho prlsono
from tho gallows
Depositors in tho Fidelity National
bank, tho E. L. Harper institution,
which went under in 1887, following
tho fnlluro of Harper to "comer" tho
whent market, have received a final
dividend for "flfty-llvo one-hundredths
of ono per cent." ThlB will ninko u
total of fifty-nine nnd four-hundredths
per cent recovered by tho depositors.
Tho Fidelity Nntional hnd a capital of
$1,000,000 and large surplus, nnd tho
depoBitB aggregated about $1,000,000.
Tho capital and surplus wero wiped
out nnd the stockholders woro as
sessed for 100 per cent.
Tho president Tuesdny nominated
Solom Kingsbury to bo Judge of tho
second circuit of Hawaii.
Former Governor Wnrmouth with
draw his contest for tho seat of Rep
resentative Estlponnl of tho First
Tho houso committee on mllitnry
affairs made a faorablo report on the
bill increasing to 2,500 tho signal
corps of tho army.
Secretary Root attended his InBt
cabinet moating und his colleagues in
tho ofllclal family gave him a farewell
such as ho will long remember.
President Roosovelt sent to con
gress n messngo approving tho recom
mendation or Governor Mngoon that
an appropriation be mndo to removo
tho wreck of tho battleship Malno
from Havana harbor.
Tho president signed n proclama
tion adding moro thnn 330,000 acres
to tho Cleveland national forest in
Southern California nnd eliminating
from thnt reservo 1,082 acres of land
not considered suitable for national
Tho president vetoed
the net of
con ureas nrovlillnir thnt nfflnnm nr thn
nrmy, navy and mnrlno corps and of
tno revenue cutter hopvIi-o nn tho
retired list, whose ranks are advnncod
in accordanco with the law, shall hold
commissions In accordanco with such
Tho nttornoy general has issued a
circular to United Stntes marshals
warning them that under no circum
stances imiBt United States prisoners,
wlillo In their charge or in charge of
nny of their deputies, bo allowed to
Imvo intoxicants, except on tho advice
of a physician. Tho circular threatens
removal of any official so offending,
Secretary Garfield appeared boforo
a sub-commltteo or tho houso com
mittee on appropriations to urge an
appropriation of $1,000,000 for tho
fight on land frr.uds. Tho secretary
said tho work of tho department had
been brought up to dato, nnd that
this had resulted In tho accumulation
of a largo portion of cases in which
fraud Is suspected.
Declaring that tho army is badly In
need of officers of tho lino, Major
General J. F. Roll, chief or staff, ap
peared boforo tho houso committee on
military affairs in favor of a proposi
tion to increaso tho number of offi
cers. General Roll declnrod that it
had been found imprncticablo to detail
officers on tho retired list to cortaln
unties as authorized by law.
Four nominntlonB which have long
been In dlsputo botweon Sonnton
Klttrcdgo and Gnmblo of South Da
kota wero confirmed by tho sennte.
They aro John E. Adams, to bo re
ceiver of public moneys nt Aberdeen;
Cyrus C. Cnrpontor, to bo register of
tho land ofllco nt Lemmon; Edwin G.
Colomnn, to bo receiver of public
monoys at Lemmon, and John L.
Lockharf to bo register of tho land
oiuco nt riorro.
Tho Reascr oil portrait of tho lato
Senator William 11. Allison of Iowa
will bo purchased for $1,500 by tho
senato in accordance with tho terms
or n resolution introduced Tuesdny by
Sonotor Teller and adopted unani
mously. Tho nomination or Robort Rncon.
now nsslstnnt sccrotnry, to bo secre
tary or stato and John Cnllan O'Lough
Hn, to bo nsslstunt secretary or Btate,
woro favorably roported to tho senato
from tho connnlttoo on forolgn rch
ions. Thoro was no opposition to
either of tho nomlnatlono in commit-teo.
THE LOWER HOUSE ENDORSES
TWO BILL8 FOR 8AME.
VARIOUS LEGISLATIVE MATTERS
Oregon Senatorial Primary Bill Pasced
Measure for tho Protection
of Game Birds,
Tho houso stamped its approval
upon furtherance of dry farming ex
periments for sand hill farmers when
it indorsed In commlttco of tho whole
two bills for tho establishment of ex
periment stntlons In tho semi-nrid re
gions of the west and northwest.
Tho limitations upon tho location of
theso stations require thnt they be
loented somowhero In Kimball, Scotts
Butte, Sioux, Sheridan, Cherry, Koya
Butto, Souix, Sheridan, Cherry, Keyn
Paha, Brown or Rock countleB.
Brown of Koya Paha pleaded, in
asking for tho establishment of one
or tho Btntlons, thnt it has taken tho
dwellers In tho Band hills twenty-flvo
years to find out what they can grow
In those regions.
The bills carry appropriations each
of $15,000. Representative Clark, In
urging their pnssage, declared thnt ho
believes the stato could not spend
money to' better advantage than In
testing tho resources or tho sparsely
populated, semi-arid portions of tho
There is a tendency on the part of
a good many of tho members to con
sider that tho cstttbllahment of ex
periment stations will nnswer tho pur
poso of a western agricultural college.
Mr. Kelley denies this, however. He
says a college Is a college and an ex
periment Btatlon Is an experiment
tlon, and this legislature will leavo
ono plntform unrulflllcd if it doos not
provide for a school similar to the
Lincoln school somowhero in tho
M. A. BATES
Float Reprerentatlve from Cass and
Long Hours for Saloons.
Nebraska's saloons will not bo
closed nil over tho state from 7 p. m.
to the same hour in tho morning, the
eonnto committee on judiciary report
ing to postpone indefinitely tho bill
offered by King of Polk to this effect.
Insurance Bill Is Killed.
'H. R. No. 15, by Gates of Sarpy,
was put to rout by tho houso in tho
committee of tho whole. Tho bill
provldeB that farm mutual insurnnco
companies had tho right to insuro
dotnehed resldenco property and lim
ited tho liability or tho membors to
ono and a Italf times the board rato,
nnd thnt losses could be prorated. Tho
bill wnB Indefinitely postponed.
As to "Dope Fiends."
Senntor Henry of Cojfax docs not
bollovo tho Btato should havo to take
caro of dipsomaniacs nnd "dopo
fiends." Ho introduced n bill repeal
ing all acts that had to do with tho
examination of such persons und pro
viding for their care.
Want New State School.
Tho Nebraska association for tho
protection of tho blind has drawn a
bill for tho erection of a now state
institution, a manual training school
for tho blind. Tho school Is to bo lo
cated by tho atato offlcors, and build
ings are to bo erected at a cost of
Placed on General File.
Tho houso commltteo on rnllroadB
placed on tho general fllo tho Evans
bill to compol railroads to furnish
scales for weighing grain, without
recommendation, nnd doforrod notion
on tho Sink bill limiting tho number
of cars in a freight train to fifty.
For District Clerks.
A bill in which district clerks of
f)io stato aro interested wns intro
duced Into tho senate by Senator Ran
Bom. It provides thnt oik-s or tho
courts will bo fllod without ehargo
and fixed specific charges for ontorlng
nil other papors. Tho dorks havo had
n difficult tlmo in collecting tho money
on judgments nnd other ordors by tho
court, ami In mnny cnseB theso hnvo
never been filed. Tho now list raises
tho procos of filing othor documents
so thnt tho charge will not havo to bo
made for tho order.
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i Mii'MMfhi liSTfn i fi i1 I. I I M.I lj
PLANNING A PRIMARY.
Bills on the Subject Come Before
Dills havo been, introduced in both
houses to amend or repeal tho pri
mary law. Tho measure for amend
ment Is by Mr. Kuhl in tho senate. It
Is in kcoplng with suggestions mndo
during tho campnlgn by ndhorents of
both parties. Mr. Scheele, in tho
ihouso has a bill to do away with tho
primary law altogether. Ills measuro
carries with it no suggcGtlon to take
tho place of tho primary law, passed
by tho thirtieth session of tho legis
lature. It presumes n return to tho old
convention system. Senator Hatfield
of Antclopo Introduced a similar bill
Many democrats" will vote to repeal.
Many republicans want to see it re
pealed, but may not stand fire when
tho measure comes up in tho houso.
Action on the Scheele bill Is not likely
to bo entirely nlong party lines.
"I will vote for tho bill," Ba!d a
prominent democrat. "Tho primary
law lias not been a success in our
neck of tho woods. If it could bo so
amended that it would only apply to
cities of 10,000 population or over, it
would bo all right. But In tho country
it is a failure. The peoplo did not get
out to tho primaries, The entiro cost
of a campaign is moro than the ad
vantages of tho measuro will war
rant. Ono' member 1b considering tho
introduction of a bill taxing every
voter who does not appear at tho
polls on primary day or on general
Kuhl's amendment to tho law pro
vides that the state convention Bhall
be held the last Tuesday of July in
order that it may rramo a platronn
before the candidates fllo applications
for office. In addition to this' ho
would have tho committees, county,
congresst'onnl, Judicial nnd state, se
lected according to a plan arranged
by tho stato commlttco of eacn party.
Theso mothodB need not bo slmllnr
in ench party. Tho stato convention
shnll select tho stnto commltteo, and
shall issue a platform. It shall not en
dorse any candidates for any office.
Tho delegates to the state convention
shall bo selected by the county com
mittee, but shall not be ono from
ench county, but shall bo apportioned
1)" tho stato commltteo nccording to
the vote cast for presidential elector
at tho last presidential election.
Railroad Physical Valuation.
Tho subcommittee of the Joint com
mltteo on railroads, which has been
considering physical valuation of rail
road and public service corporation
property, hns ngreed to recommend
the bill of Senator OUIs as their idea
of tho measuro to bo introduced. It
Value of nil real estntc, value of all
grading, vnluo or all bridges, build
ings, water stations and other struc
tures used by the road,' nil track ma
terial, tools, signals, etc. all tele
graph and telephono material owned
by tho company, all stores and sup
plies on hand, vnluo or all rolling
stock which In tho case of an Inter
state road shall bo tho proportion.
Justly chnrgeablo to tho part or tho
road lying in tho Btato; value of
shops and machinery, and all other
articles and things belonging to and
necessarily a part of tho road.
Tho commission must find tho total
valuo of each railroad, tho number of
miles of road and the average value
per mile of track. The basis to bo
used in arriving at such valuo shall
bo avorago market value of cost of
labor and mnterial.
Tho values spokon of shall bo the
amount of money found necessary to
rebuild the road comploto as it now
stands, allowing for a reasonable
length of time for assembling tho
material and doing tho work neces
sary for bringing into existence such
railroad. Tho proper reductions shall
bo mndo for tho wear and shrlnkago
in value on account of age and wear
Full power is given tho commission
to call for reports from nil tho cor
porations affected and to devise
schedules which tho companies must
answer under oath.
Tho work must bo concluded in the
yenr 1910 and when a valuation of a
company is determined tho opportun
ity for a hearing must bo granted.
Bank Guaranty Law.
Democratic loaders conferred with
Mr. Bryan and Governor Shallen
borgor and agreed upon tho principal
provisions or tho bank guaranty law
that Is to bo passed by tho legisla
ture. Thero wero prosent Senator
Volpp and Representative Graf, chair
mon of the senate and houso banking
committees, nnd sovcral leading mem
bors of both houses. The bill which
Mr. Bryan wishos passed will bo a
compulsory act and for immedlnto
payment oven as distinguished from
Senator Volpp's thirty-day payment
provision, it having been impressed
on tho members that this is neces
sary, and Mr. Bryan desires lossoa
shali be tnado good tho mom wit tho
bnnk cannot bo checked up. The bill
must also havo a tax equal to 1 por
maximum levy in any ono year muBt
not exceed 2 por cent of tho deposits
Nottloton of Clay has Introduced
a bill to wlpo out tho attachment law
passed by tho laat session of tho legiB
lature. Ho would have Blxty dnys'
wages of tho head of n family oxempt
from garnishment, nttu'j'nmont or exe
cution, provided that such head of a
family is not nbout to leavo tho stnto
with debts unpaid. Tho last legislature
amended tho Inw so that only 00 per
cent Is oxompt from attachment. Un
dor tho provisions of tho law or 1307
much work for Justfco courts has
arisen through attachment on wages.
B IN 1
NEWS NOTES OF INTEREST FROM
ALL SUBJECTS TOUCHED UPON
Religious, Social, Agricultural, Polit
ical apd Other Matters Given
Norfolk has entered the rnco for
tho new stnto normal school.
A now Catholic chlurch is to bo built
at Crab Orchard.
In a debating contest between At
kinson and O'Neill the former won.
Four new rooms have been fitted
up in Fail bury to accommodate in
creased school attendance.
Petitions havo been freely signed
In Grand Island for paving the
A "Made jn Lincoln" exposition
will bo held in tho Capital city In
Legislators visited Beatrice to look
over tho conditions of tho feeble
Hastings school facilities arc inade
quate an BtepB will bo tnkeu to pro
vldo moro room.
An effort will bo made to land tho
annual encampment of tho Nebraska
G. A. R. in Falrbury for 1910.
Tho Odd Fellows of Chnppoll are
putting up a substantial building with
hall above and stores below.
The last vestige of tho C. L. Do
Grorf store building, ono or tho land
marks of York, waB razed and re
moved, a handsome brick block re
placing the old frame.
William Koller and A. Ingstrom.
two members of tho soldiers' homo
at Grand Island, havo roported to tho
police authorities that they were held
up and robbed.
Miss Bennle Talbott, of Omaha, 22
yenrs old, ended her life with a pis
tol a few days i;o. She had been dis
appointed in a love affair.
A Merrick County lejislntor blew
out tho gas in Lincoln lodging house
nnd would havo been asphyxiated had
tho discovery not been mndo.
Whilo two soldiers nt Ft. Robinson
were engaged in a friendly scuffle,
when by somo means one of them
wns fatally shot.
The Furnas County Teachers' asso
ciation meeting wns tho largest evor
held, 121 teachers being in attend
mice. During cold wonthor ice havesting
was vigorously prosecuted, though In
few instances was a full crop se
cured. Wllllnm Cnrr & Sons of Tecumsch
have been nwarded tho contract for
about $5,000 worth of grading on the
tracks of the Otoo county speed as
sociation at Nebraska City.
Tho committee nppolnted to sollct
subscriptions to the stock of tho pro
posed canning fnctory at West Point
havo completed their cnnvnss with
very satisfactory results.
Robbers enterred the Swartz &
Egelston general store in Alma and
mndo a gateway with several over
coats and suits, leaving clothln;
scattered about the store.
Sheriff McClcery has offered a per
sonal reward of $50 each for tho ar
rest of John Knffer nnd Charles An
derson, who broke out of the Adams
county Jail two weeks ngo.
E. F. Marshall had about sixty-five
cottonwood trees on his farm west
of Plattsmouth, and had thorn cut
down and sawed into lumber. They
wero largo trees and made 38,009 feet.
Fifty Hungarian partridges wore
received at Valontino an dare kept In
M. V. Nicholson's yard until wnrm
weather when they will bo turned
loose nlong the banks of tho Mlnno
chaduza to propagate.
Tho Grain-Alfalfa milling compnny
has been incorporated, at Nebraska
City, with a cnpltal stock" or $200,000.
The incorporators are H. H. Hanks,
Walter McNamara, Gilbert Hanks,
John Johnson and L. F. Jackson.
The Sutton Electric Light nnd Pow
er Co. haB been purchased nnd en
larged by the Jacob Sack Lumber Co.,
besides being reorgnnlzed nnd incor
porated. Tho capital stock Is $25,000.
It is housed In a now building.
Tho Cnss County Commissioners
nro making a trip over tho roads and
examining tho bridges in tho western
and central portion of tho county to
nscortaln tho amount of work neces
sary to bo done this Bpring.
During tho last yenr tho building
Improvements in Alma nmounted to
$05,000. Eleven residences were built,
a fine Catholic church, ono cement
block office building nnd Implement
warehoiiBo nnd a largo cement auto
At David City Jane- White wns
bound over to tho district court to
answer to tho ehargo of manslaugh
ter. Miss Whlto had been nrrested
on tho chnrgo of lnfantlcldo for drop
ping a baby from a Burlington pass
ongor train on tho morning of Decem
ber 23, 1908.
Bort Tnylor, tho Mlndon murderer,
Is now in tho ponltentlnry at Lin
coln for snfo hoping until his trial.
At Grand Island tho othor day
Fred P. Wnlgrow onded his troubles
and thirst for drink by adding n
two-ounce vial of carbolic acid to a
glass of beer that ho drank. He was
dead in nn hour.
A crnzy wild man round living in
nn old deserted claim shack, living
entirely upon baked potatoes, Is tho
latest doop mystery for Valontino.
Tho man waB discovered by Frank
Bowmnn, foromnn of Metz lirothors
ranch about six miles north of Cody,
M IN THE EAST
DISTURBANCE CENTERED OVER
NEW ENGLAND SATURDAY,
STORM PASSES MIDDLE WEST
Fire and High Winds Cause Loss of
Hundreds of Thousands of Dol
larsNew York Battles
With temperaturo fallling rapidly
in Its path and biiow and Blect in many
sections, marking its sweep eastward,
tho center of tho storm that has raged
with great force through all that part
of tho country cast or the Rockies,
Saturday centered over Now England.
Through tho west, nnd largely through
tho south, thero is n cold Btiap and
tho weather bureau predicted freezing
temperature in the fruit belt or Flor
ida. Snow has fallen west of thero
as far as tho Mississippi river nnd
north of Florldn
Chicago and the middle west nroso
Saturday with official assurance that
the- worst of the storm which dovaty''
tnted that section of the country wai
over, and that it would bo quickly
followed by clenr, cold weather,
while the east inherited tho bllzznrd.
Tho damage done by wind nnd sleet
can scarcely bo estimated. Many
cities and towns nre still practically
isolated and train service remains!
demoralized. In the Dakotas and Ne
braska hone R hrlcl nut for ImmnrilntA
improvement in conditions and these,
it is promised, will rapidly extend
eastward to Ohio over tho storm
In the south tho storm was tho
most sovoro in recent years and the f
story of wrecked buildings, interrup
tion to wire communications and gen
eral distress Is almost a duplicate of
thnt sent from tho north nnd north
west. Railroad traffic is ulso badly
delayed in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Miss
issippi and portions of Texas. Fire
nnd havoc from high winds have re
sulted in loss of sovoral hundred thou
Tho heavy snowfall in tho states
to the west and northwest of Chicago
Is tho most serious result of the bliz
zard. Tho delay in freight traffic and
passenger traffic will probably con
tinue for somo time. The loss of life,
considering the extent of tho nrea nf
fllcted, has been significant.
Tno blizzard hnd nbated materially
In ChlcnKo beroro tho mornlnir imsl.
ness rush began, but tho heavy snow
fall that had accomnanlorf It rnmninm!
and caused much confusion nm! itninv.
Elevated and surface Hiicb were im
peded and attempts to maintain regu
lar schedules wero abandoned. In ths
downtown district tho cars moved at
a snail-like pace.
The center or tho western blizzard
reached New York city Saturday.
Accompanied by n high west wind, a
heavy fall of wet snow, succeeding n
ralnrall throughout Friday night filled
the streets with slush which threat
ened to delay all city transportation
except tho subway.
Snow from seven to ten feet on
the level and drifts many feet deeper
are still blocking many of tho lines
of tho Colorado railroads, but most
of the passenger trains stuck in drifts
ni remoio Bluings or small stations
havo been reached and tho passengers,
ore being tnken caro of.
Damage from fire, nnd havoc
wrought by .tho high wind estimated
at about $500,000 was caused in
Texas and Oklahoma.
In Dallas nlono within two days
there were seventeen fire alarms. A
number of residences wero burned!
with losses of $20,000.
Four residences burned Friday at
Grand Saline, Texas.
The grain elevator at Bison, near
Kingfisher, Okhi., with a quantity if
corn Jn enrs burned, causing a loss or
about $25,000. In tho Glenn oil pool,
nenr Tulsa, tho damage is probably
$50,000 by reason of tho wind hnvinsr
leveled many derricks. The wnlls or
n hotel was wrecked at Muskogee.
Fifty derricks are down in tho oil
field nenr Kelfer, Okla.
In the Texas Panhnndlo tho sand
storm was torriflc. Tho galo has been
followed by a cold wave, which em
braces tho entire southwestern coun
try from Kansas to southern ToxaB
and into Now Mexico.
After being securely wrapped for'Sr"
tho last twonty-four hours In tho grasp
of tho most soverc bllzznrd on record,
roports Saturday from tho southwest
showed that tho storm had spout Its
force nnd that conditions were Im
proving. Tho temperature, however,
remained nt its lowest point, in many
places a drop of rrom 40 to GO de
grees being experienced Blirco the
beginning or tho storm. Telegraph
and telephone communication, which
hnd been almost completely cut off ,
for twonty-four hours, was Blowly re
stored Saturday. Roports from Mis
souri, Kansas, Oklahoma, TexaB and
Arknnsns roported clear but colder
weather. Tho wind had almost died
out. Tho following tomperaturos were
reported, all showing n fall of from
30 to GO degrees In thirty-six hours:
Concordia, Kans., 2 abovo; Wichita,
8; Springfield, Mo., 4; Oklahoma
City, It!; Amaclllo, Tex,, 12; Fort
Worth, 20. ' '
Garfield Not In the Cabinet.
Tho definite stntomont enn bo made
that James R. Garneld, sccrotary of
tho inferior, will not bo n monibor of
tho cnblnet of tho next ndmlnistrn
tlon. Noither wll ho bo nn nmbassa
dor to a foreign country. Ho will
roturn to his homo in Ohio nnd tako
up the prnetico of law.
There Is almost as good nuthority
for saying that thoro will bo n clean
sweep of tho presont cnblnet momborB
unless It should bo Secretary of Agri
culture Wilson nnd Postmaster. Gen
eral Meyer. Thoro Is much doulit ns
to Mr. Wllsoi..
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